More People in US Have Netflix than DVR

Posted March 10, 2017
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According to a report from Leichtman Research Group reported by Business Insider, Netflix is more popular among American adults than DVR. According to the chart, "in just the last six years, Netflix has gone from being in 28% of US households to being in 54%."

Netflix has become incredibly popular in the past decade, having first transitioned from DVDs in your mailbox to streaming, and then to original programming, Netflix has become a powerhouse in entertainment and in many ways validated video contents migration from TV sets to computer screens.

Netflix is important for a couple of reasons. First of all it shows how the demand for video content not only has skyrocketed continuously since the 1980s, and only growing with the internet, but also it shows that more services like Netflix will continue to grow making the web the primary destination for video content.

According to  for Business Insider though, "this doesn’t mean you should assume that traditional TV is dead. Though the number of cord-cutters is slowly growing, Leichtman notes that 46% of the 1,211 respondents still say they 'often flip through channels to see what’s on TV.'"

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